ZTE reports 16% revenue rise in Q1; New York boasts new high tech hub "Silicon Alley"

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> ZTE Corp. reported that Q1 2011 operating revenue grew nearly 16 percent to $19.37 million, a factor it attributes to new research and development. Article

> Ciena has been honored by AT&T with a Supplier Award for support of its network initiatives. Release

> MTS, Russia's largest wireless operator, has upgraded its wireless backhaul network with Tellabs' 8600 IP system to deal with an expected 86 percent rise in Russian data traffic by 2015. Release

> 8x8 has introduced two new plugins that integrate the 8X8 Virtual Office business phone service with the NetSuite and ACT customer relationship management (CRM) software platforms. Release

> PAETEC will release Q1 2011 results on Thursday, May 5 with a conference call detailing the results at 10:00 a.m. ET. Release

> Craw-Kan Telephone Cooperative has selected the Calix B6 Ethernet Service Access Nodes (ESANs) to provide IPTV and Ethernet services. Release

> BCE will release Q1 2011 results on Thursday, May 12 at 8:00 a.m. ET. Release

And finally ... A new high-tech hub known as "Silicon Alley" has begun to emerge in New York's Flatiron district and nearby Chelsea, attracting both established Web companies like Google and new startups. Article